best coffee shops in boise

As a Boise local, and coffee lover, I know a thing about the Best Boise Coffee Shops.

You can find me working at any of these fantastic coffee houses as they are my favorites. And I have tried out every coffee shop in Boise. And continue to try out new ones as they pop up (and will modify this list should I find one that’s spectacular.)

1. Caffiena Coffee Roasters

With lots of seating and even a large outdoor covered patio, Caffiena is by far my favorite coffee house. However, the masses have found this gem and it can be hard to get a seat on the weekends. So go early, and be sure to check out their delicious sandwiches, lunches and more.

Great for hanging out all day long, this boise coffee house has a great atmosphere, amazing drip and fancy coffee drinks. They have beer and wine, and lots of yummy meals to choose from. This small batch Idaho coffee roasted and coffee shop also has fun great gear to buy.

From craft beer, to kombucha, and craft coffee, it’s not a surprise they have been voted one of the best coffee shops in boise.

caffeina coffee shop boise
Photo credit- Caffeina Coffee Roasters Boise ID

What Makes Caffeina Special:

  • Coffee, Beer, Wine, and Kombucha
  • Lots of seating (indoor and outdoor)
  • Fun quirky atsmophere
  • Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners served
  • Indoor and outdoor seating


Caffeina Coffee Roasters can be found at: 4774 W State St Boise, ID 83703 (208) 807-2332

2. Flying M Coffee House

This downtown coffee house not only has free parking (bonus!) it also has an unique gift shop perfect for shopping and sipping coffee.

With a wonderful outdoor downtown street side seating area, perfect for enjoying the Boise downtown atmosphere this coffee shop is great for working and for hanging out with friends.

Flying M offers delicious pastries made from scratch. Great for vegan, gluten-free and wheat free diets as well as all the yummy treats you expect at a great coffee shop.

Flying M Coffee House Boise ID
Photo credit- Flying M Coffee House Boise ID

What Makes Flying M Special:

  • Scratch made pastries (great for all diets)
  • Large gift shop with unique gifts for all ages
  • Unique coffee drinks including bee pollen and CBD (and the regular stuff too)
  • Free downtown parking
  • Indoor and outdoor seating


Flying M can be found at: 500 W Idaho St #100, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 345-4320

3. Bikes and Beans

Probably my most frequented coffee shop is Bikes and Beans. As a bike enthusiast I love that Bikes and Beans is both coffee shop and bike repair shop. In fact I have even helped the owners out jumping in and handling bike repairs when they have been short staffed.

Hands down my favorite place to get a latte, Bikes and Beans bring in monthly coffee blends that are always delicious and new.

They also have lots of treats to offer, and my favorite gluten-free snacks.

Photo credit- my GF… because that’s me

What Makes Bikes and Beans Special:

  • Amazing music and lots of seating great for working or studying
  • Get your bike fixed or tuned up while you drink your coffee
  • New fresh coffee blends monthly
  • Family owned and friendly service
  • Indoor and outdoor seating


Bikes and Beans can be found at: 1350 S Vista Ave, Boise, ID 83705 (208) 639-2841

4. Form and Function Coffee

If you’re looking for a fun and active coffee shop, Form and Function never disappoints. You can sit amongst the collage students studying and debating while you work away.

And with their extra long community tables upstairs and downstairs (they have 2 floors!) you will feel the heartbeat of the Boise community. Form and function also has outdoor seating and is close by a popular restaurant and a brewery.

So you can start out your day with coffee and migrate onto lunch and finally happy hour without leaving the block!

form and function boise ID
Photo credit- Form and Function Coffee Boise ID

What Makes Form and Function Special:

  • Lots of private tables and community tables
  • Offers coffee and barista classes
  • Delicious coffee drinks and treats
  • Offering coffee subscriptions
  • Indoor and outdoor seating


Form and Function can be found at: 511 W Broad St, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 922-7824

5. The District Coffee House

Another popular downtown coffee shop is The District. With lots of seating you are almost guaranteed to get a spot. And with an upbeat and whimsical environment it’s a great place for hanging out, working, or even a first date.

I love that this coffee house has indoor and outdoor seating and big windows. So if the weather is too chilly to sit outside you still feel like you’re getting the best of both worlds.

The District has a large menu and can make you just about anything you want. And you can also get a hot brunch and yummy pastries at their hip downtown location.

the district coffee house boise id
Photo credit- The District Coffee House

What Makes The District Special:

  • Lots of seating and tables great for working or just hanging out
  • A large menu of coffee drinks and pastries
  • Hot brunch served
  • Lots of plants and huge windows bring the outside, in
  • Indoor and outdoor seating


The District Coffee House can be found at: 219 N 10th Street Boise, ID 83702 (208) 343-1089

6. Java Coffee and Cafe

This downtown cafe specializes in coffee, hot breakfasts and lunches. And provides a fun warm environment filled with fun artwork.

I especially like to read a book in this cozy environment, with a hot cup of coffee and a scone.

Their extensive menu is always changing and filled with hearty meals that are great for breakfast, brunch and lunch.

java coffee and cafe boise id
Photo credit- Java Coffee and Cafe

What Makes Java Special:

  • Large menu filled with lots of hot lunch, breakfast and brunch meals
  • Cozy environment great for reading, working, and just hanging out
  • Popular Idaho chain can be found all over ID
  • Rock n’ roll atmosphere with great music
  • Indoor and outdoor seating


Java can be found at: 223 N 6th St Suite 110, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 345-0777

7. Big City Coffee and Cafe

For unique coffee drinks and a full menu including breakfasts and lunches, soups and salads, Big City is great.

Open 7 days a week I love that I can get a delicious coffee and a full meal at this longtime Boise staple.

They also sell coffee to make at home, in fun and gift worthy tins.

Photo credit- Big City Coffee and Cafe

What Makes Big City Special:

  • Full food menu, restaurant quality!
  • Unique coffee drinks like Almond Joy and Peppermint Patty lattes
  • Eclectic atmosphere great for getting together with friends and family
  • Indoor and outdoor seating


Big City can be found at: 1416 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 345-3145

8. Dawson Taylor Downtown Coffee House

Right off 8th street in downtown Boise you can get a wonderful cup of coffee and enjoy people watching on the iconic street.

With ample seating inside and out this coffee shop almost always has a spot available. But working can be difficult as the people watching is too much fun!

I love to sit and sip my coffee at this 8th street coffee shop, it’s just as fun as sitting at one of the high end and expensive restaurants surrounding the coffee shop. But for a more economical price.

Dawson Taylor coffee
Photo credit- Dawson Taylor Coffee

What Makes Dawson Taylor Special:

  • Great downtown location on 8th street
  • Local roasted coffee
  • Fantastic people watching location
  • Indoor and outdoor seating


Dawson Taylor Coffee House can be found at: 219 N 8th St, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 336-5633

9. Alchemist Coffee

With lots of seating, comfortable couches, and delicious coffee I know you’ll love Alchemist Coffee. Not only do they serve coffee, but they also serve beer and wine.

And with more than just caffeine based in coffee, you can get an infused Red Bull at this fun coffee house.

alchemist coffee
Photo credit- Alchemist Coffee

What Makes Alchemist Coffee Special:

  • Serves coffee, beer, wine, and cocktails
  • Live music and artistic atmosphere
  • 2 locations in Boise and 1 in Eagle
  • Lots of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options


Alchemist Coffee can be found at two locations:

10650 W Overland Road Boise, ID 83709
2701 W Stewart Avenue Boise, ID 83702 (208) 323-5578

10. Hyde Perk Coffee House

With fantastic coffee, delicious sandwiches, and a great location in the Hyde Park area, this coffee shop is one of my favorites.

They even have a order window around the side for quick coffee and treat pick ups for people walking and riding their bikes!

hyde perk
Photo credit- Hyde Perk Coffee House

What Makes Hyde Perk Special:

  • Great coffee and pastries
  • Walk up (or ride up on your bike) window for quick ordering
  • Lots of seating great for working or hanging out
  • Indoor and outdoor seating


Hyde Perk can be found at: 1507 N 13th St, Boise, ID 83702 (208) 345-2046

Final Thoughts on The Best Boise Coffee Shops

All of these coffee shops are locally owned and filled with great treats and coffee drinks. I find myself at them all the time. Writing for this website, enjoying time with family or friends. Or just getting my daily caffeine dose.

As always, I look forward to your thoughts and suggestion, drop up me a line and let me know what you think.

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